The USA: No More Poor?

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  • The state of poverty in the U.S.
  • The public’s attitude regarding those in poverty
  • The administration’s approach to poverty
  • Whether there is a better way to address the poverty problem
  • The safety net transfer polices (both cash and non cash) have reduced poverty but the “policies have been accompanied by a decline in self-sufficiency (in terms of receipt of welfare benefits).”
  • An alternative solution, such as increasing the Earned Income Tax Benefit, “could exacerbate already high implicit taxes on low-skill part-time workers.”
  • Evidence suggests “work requirements can improve outcomes for recipients” and “may improve child well-being.”

Frank Islam is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Ed Crego is a management consultant. Both are leaders of the 21st century citizenship movement.

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Frank Islam & Ed Crego

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Frank Islam is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. Ed Crego is a management consultant. Both are leaders of the 21st century citizenship movement.

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